Kingston man charged under Cannabis Control Act

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A traffic stop on Highway 401 ended with charges for a young Kingston man who was driving with cannabis readily accessible.

The Napanee Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted the traffic stop just before 1 p.m. on Sunday, Mar. 17, 2019 on Highway 401 eastbound near Napanee.

Investigation found that the driver had cannabis readily available inside the vehicle. The cannabis was within the driver’s reach, according to the OPP. The cannabis was seized and the driver was issued a ticket.

The 22-year-old Kingston man is charged with driving a vehicle with cannabis readily available, contrary to Section 12(1) of the Provincial Cannabis Act, with a set fine of $215.


3 thoughts on “Kingston man charged under Cannabis Control Act

  • March 18, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    Now did they know the kid had stopped and purchased his matyjane? Keeping tabs on who comes and goes to the reserve?

  • March 19, 2019 at 12:46 am

    Really? He was more than likely spotted leaving the Tyendinaga area and was pulled over. What a waste of time. I wonder how many speeders were passing them wile this guy was being searched.

  • March 20, 2019 at 6:49 am

    Is readily available and under the influence not a completely different issue?
    I am puzzled, does this mean if I am driving home with case of unopened beer in my car ,does readily available apply here?
    Sounds a little ambiguous to me

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